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Hatherleigh firemen, Geoff Brooks and Tony...

Hatherleigh firemen, Geoff Brooks and Tony... Hatherleigh, September 1976 More like this

Felling elms

Felling elms Down Farm, Dolton, September 1975 More like this

Flower show entries

Flower show entries Pear Tree Cottage, Aller Rd, Dolton, August 1982 More like this

Shepherds setting out to find missing...

Shepherds setting out to find missing... Densham, Ashreigney, August 1981 More like this

Dolton after the Great Blizzard

Dolton after the Great Blizzard Fore Street, Dolton, February 1978 More like this

Iddesleigh in the drought

Iddesleigh in the drought from Parsonage Farm, Iddesleigh, September 1976 More like this

CÚcile Joynson with broken sword

CÚcile Joynson with broken sword Brightley, Dolton, December 1977 More like this

Instow Sands

Instow Sands Instow Sands, April 1974 More like this

Running for the school bus

Running for the school bus Atherington, November 1982 More like this

Cavalier dressing as a Womble, Gymkhana

Cavalier dressing as a Womble, Gymkhana Cross House, Torrington, 22 May 1977 More like this

James Ravilious, photographer of rural life © Beaford Archive

Image of James Ravilious
by Alan Winn.

The Beaford Archive

Photographs by James Ravilious from 1972 - 1989

WELCOME. Towards the end of the last century, James Ravilious created an "endless tapestry" of life in rural north Devon. This site holds digital scans of the 1,700 negatives which he regarded as his finest work.

High quality prints of the images on this website can be purchased online, please see individual images for details.

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